March 10, 2017 9:00 am
Deaths in West Virginia have overwhelmed a state program providing burial assistance for needy families for at least the fifth year in a row, causing the program to be nearly out of money four months before the end of the fiscal year, according to the state’s Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). Funeral directors in West Virginia say the state’s drug overdose epidemic, the worst in the nation, is partly to blame.
March 1, 2017 9:00 am
Global funding for research on neglected diseases — which include tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria — is at its lowest level since 2007, according to the annual G-FINDER investment report by Policy Cures Research, a health-policy analysis firm in Sydney, Australia.
February 15, 2017 9:00 am
USA Swimming, the nation’s organizing body for the sport, has some 337,000 members — of whom only 1.3 percent are black. Today, nearly 60 years after the abolishment of Jim Crow laws that kept African Americans from pools and safe swimming places, many children still never get the chance to swim.
February 9, 2017 9:00 am
A group backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that works on India’s immunization program will now be funded by the health ministry, a government official said, a move in part prompted by fears foreign donors could influence policy making.
January 17, 2017 9:00 am
Since the days when my mother wouldn’t let my older brother go out to play stickball if I wasn’t with him, there’s been a lot of progress in attitudes toward those we now call developmentally or intellectually challenged.
December 16, 2016 9:00 am
If we’re going to feed them and us, responsibly and healthfully, vegetables are not the answer.
December 6, 2016 9:00 am
Poor diets are responsible for more of the global burden of ill health than sex, drugs, alcohol and tobacco combined.
November 30, 2016 9:00 am
Brazil has been bogged down in a recession for more than two years but one business is still growing. Fast food.
November 29, 2016 6:00 am
Vaccinations against malaria will begin in sub-Saharan Africa in 2018, the World Health Organization announced
November 23, 2016 9:00 am
91% of new infections in the 15- to 19-year-old group were in adolescent girls.